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Floral Frames Birthday card

I really love this card.  I made it for a class last year, and I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out.

I used the colours Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake, which go so well together.  The flower is made with Perfect Plum cardstock and First Edition Specialty DSP and the Floral Frames Framelits.  There is a Vintage Faceted Designer button in the middle of the flower, around a sentiment stamped from the stamp set, A Fitting Occasion.  In the background and on the envelope, I stamped Perfect Plum with the Daydream Medallions stamp set together with some Perfect Plum Colour Collection Designer Series Paper stack and Cotton Ribbon.

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This is a close up:

 

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Thanks for looking,

Rachel

Beautiful Wings birthday card

This is a card I made for my gorgeous cousin’s daughter last year.  I just love this card – it’s one of my favourites!

I’ve used the colours Shimmery White, Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake.

Then I’ve used the Big Shot lots – I started with the Elegant Lines embossing folder for the Whisper White background, then I used the Designer Frames embossing folder for the sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped from the now retired Occasional Quotes and punched out with the Large Oval punch and and layered with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  Intead of ribbon, I’ve used the Tasteful Trim Big XL die (love this die!).  Lastly, I used the Beautiful Wings embosslits die for the stunning butterflies with Perfect Plum Subtles Collection Patterns DSP paper stack. 

This is a close up of the sentiment and if you look closely you can see that I’ve stamped the layers behind the sentiment with the ever-so pretty Elizabeth stamp stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

The butterflies sparkle with Rhinestone jewels.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Perfect Plum Pony Party

On the weekend my daughter was invited to a school friend’s birthday party.  My Bella met birthday-girl Bella by chance at a local park before they even started school, so it’s lovely for Bella to be invited to Bella’s 6th birthday!  This is the card I made for her:

It’s hard to believe no one will be able to buy Perfect Plum from Stampin’ Up! anymore after the end of this month (if not sooner!).   And I’d forgotten how lovely a colour it is.  For this card I used Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery (and some retired Certainly Celery DSP).

Although we’ll have no more Perfect Plum come September, SNEEK PEEK we will have this gorgeous butterfly – a Big Shot Bigz Die – Beautiful Butterflies.  I sponged the edge of the butterfly with Perfect Plum ink and edged it with Dazzling Diamonds.  A few pearls finished it off.

I think I love this pony as much as my daughter!  There are so many variations to make with her that I must keep making more cards to try more combinations!  For this pony, I stamped in Basic Black ink and the used my blender pens to colour in the main and tail with Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery inks.  I then cut the pony out and stuck her on a sponged background (Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery) with dimensionals.

The sentiment is also from Pony Party and I stamped it in Perfect Plum and punched it out using the Word Window punch.  I punched out a piece of Pale Plum cardstock with the Large Oval punch and sponged the edges with Perfect Plum ink.  Then I punched out a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock and layered them together.  Three pearls finished off the sentiment.

I really loved how this card turned out.  I based it off a card I’d made earlier here, but I really love this colour combination!  If you love it too, please email me asap to order your Perfect Plum before it’s gone forever!!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Echoes of Kindness

I love the sentiment that comes with the Level 2 Hostess stamp set, Echoes of Kindess.  And the flowers that come with it are beautiful too.  I must use them more often! 

I’ve used the colours Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery for this card.  I’m happy with the colour combo, but not happy with my colour choice for the felt flower.  The brown just doesn’t do it for me.  Next time, I’ll improve it!

Thanks for looking 🙂

FREE card & scrap night – Friday 28 March 2008

Have you seen, or do you own, either of these two cards?

Bloomin with Happiness

Fun Filled

If you have, it means you have either been one of my hostesses or you have been to a workshop party where I have demonstrated, as these have been my demonstration cards which I give to my hostesses. So! I must now ask you … have you made anything with your Stampin’ Up! purchases?  Well, if the answer is no to this question, then it is time you dedicated some time to create … it is time to make time for YOU!

I am having a FREE card & scrap night on Friday 28 March 2008 from 8.00pm (the Friday night after Easter) for any of my hostesses, customers or friends (or your friends) who are interested in coming along. It will be a night to work on your own creations.  You simply need to bring along your own cardstock, adhesives, embellishments etc and any of your latest purchases you haven’t yet used. You are welcome to also use any of my stamp sets, ink pads or punches, if you like. I will supply a seat, some lollies (to help with creative inspiration!) and coffee/tea/cold drinks. Book some time in your diary for YOU now and come along. Bookings essential (simply so I can organise table space for everyone).

I’m planning on this night becoming a monthly or bi-monthly stamp & scrap night, so if you can’t make it this month, subscribe to my blog today and you’ll get an update in your Inbox when I update my blog for next month (the last Friday of the month is a possibility).

Slot a place in your diary for YOU now … you deserve it.

Hope to see you there!

Virtual card making

It was another cyberstamp night on Wednesday night. I love them! Our first challenge for the night was the spotlight technique. I used my gorgeous Time Well Spent stamp set that Stampin’ Up! gave all SU demonstrators for their Christmas present last year. I like this technique!

Spotlight technique

The second card was made knowing that a beautiful baby girl had been born on Tuesday, Evie Jane Foote. So, now all I have to do is buy a gift. The card was our sketch challenge for the night. I’m really loving the colour Rose Red at the moment!

Sketch challenge

Don’t you love the butterfly? It’s from the Merci stamp set which is in our Sale-A-Bration catalogue right now. If you spend $100 before 29 February 2008 you too could earn the Merci stamp set and this gorgeous butterfly for FREE.

I still have to make up my third challenge … a colour challenge. So watch this space and I’ll post that card after I make it tonight.

Thank you cards for my hostesses …

The afternoon sun has distorted the colour of these cards slightly, so my apologies. If I waited until tomorrow morning to take the photos, I don’t think this post would go to air!

These are a few cards I am sending to my hostesses holding workshops for me in the near future. I’ve been having fun with my ‘Simply Said’ Stampin’ Up! stamp set. Enjoy!

Simply Said Thank you

I also used my trusty Spring Flowers punch for this card.

Simply Said Thank you

I added some of our Flirty ribbon here from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.

Simply Said Thank you

This is a ‘cased’ card from Jayne Mercer (thx!). I think this is a great card to make and take because you have a chance to play with the Stampin’ Up! jumbo wheel, use a white gel pen, add some ribbon and even paper pierce some decorative corners to add dimension. What do you think? I’d like to try this card with Perfect Plum and Pale Plum too …

Bud Basics Thank You

This is such an easy card to make! A Bud Basics card too, instead of Simply Said.  I have only used 2 stamp sets, 3 ink pads and whisper white cardstock … whala! (oh, and my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig!)

Simply Said Thank you

This card was the last make and take for all my guests at my Sale-A-Bration Launch party last week. My own original design completely! Remember, you too can take advantage of the great Sale-A-Bration promotion with me … you just have to place an order with me (and pay before) that is $100 or more 29 February 2008. No limits on the number of sets you can earn for FREE, every $100 spent earns you 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration set!! Contact me today 🙂